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Old 09-05-2009, 06:47 AM
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Default Log Poem

I have noticed a bit of discussion on the merits of using various types of wood for heating ovens, and thought I'd like to share this old log poem which hold true for all of us...

Logs to burn
Logs to burn
Logs to give the coal a turn
Here’s the words to make you wise
When you hear the woodsman’s cries
Never heed his usual tale
When he has good logs for sale
But read these words and really learn
The proper kind of logs to burn

Oak logs will warm you well
If they’re old and dry
Larch logs of pinewood smell
But the sparks will fly
Beech logs for Christmas time
Yew logs heat as well
Scotch logs it is a crime
For anyone to sell
Birch logs will burn too fast
Chestnut scarce at all
Hawthorn logs are good to last
If you cut them in the fall
Holly logs will burn like wax
You should burn them in the green
Elm logs like smouldering flax
With no flames to be seen
Pear logs and apple logs
They will scent your room
Cherry logs across the dogs
Smell like flowers in bloom
But ash logs all smooth and grey
Burn them green or old
Buy up all that come your way
They’re worth their weight in gold
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